Feb 18, 2004 - 11:59 am
Andrea, Wow! You're a very busy girl. You're amazing. You have an awesome spirit, and that is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Pattie, Kanga and Jen, Thank you also for the great advice that you've shared. It is very much appreciated. I will let you all know how it goes.
My Dad just turned 60. He was d/x on January 22 as having Stage III colon cancer, with 4 of 15 lymph nodes positive. His tumor was removed on 1/20, and the margins were clear.
There is no known cancer in his family, and he wasn't having any problems. He went for a check up, and his PCP recommended that he have a colonoscopy as part of his physical. The doctor said having the colonoscopy was the best Christmas gift he could have gotten.
He had a CAT scan on Feb. 2, and it came back pretty good. His lungs were clear, but there were two spots on his liver. The radiologist believes that one is a cyst, and one was too small to tell what it was, but they don't believe it's cancer. They will be watching it.
I am so glad that I found this board. I've read previous posts, and I feel a lot of warmth and compassion here. It's nice to be able to communicate with people that are going through the same thing, because sometimes I feel all alone.
My Dad is at his oncologist's office now, getting his first dose of chemo. Please keep him in your thoughts, and prayers. You all will be in mine. May God Bless you.